If you are looking for a unique holiday gift idea why not give the gift of a donation or charitable gift to or from their favorite charity. In a recent study 79% of Americans said they would rather have a charitable gift given in their name.
I create Holiday Gift Guides every year but I have not done one for charity thus far. That being said here is my first Holiday Gift Guide of unique charities and charitable gifts.
Save the Children
By selecting a gift through this catalog, you are making a donation to Save the Children. Each gift the catalog is representative of resources, services or support for programs provided across Save the Children worldwide movement and may change due to environmental, programmatic and economic considerations. Your donations will be used to provide assistance where it is needed most within that program area or to address similar needs. To view Save the Children catalog click here.
Charity Choice gifts are actually charity donations that you are making when you purchase a physical card or eCard for special occasions. You decide on the amount you wish to donate. The card-holder (recipient) may designate the funds to the charity they choose from Charity Choice online list. Up to three charities may be selected. The recipient enters their Redemption Code (found on the card) to make their selection. Charity Choice offers a carefully selected list of over 250 major charitable causes and hundreds of local charities to choose from, organized into 13 categories. For more information on Charity Choice or to donate click here.
Harpers Bazaar has a top 10 list of charitable and stylish gifts. Each gift donates to a different charity and has a different percentage of how much of the proceeds will go to said charity. The gifts start at $38.00 and you can view Harpers Bazaar’s top ten charitable gifts here.
Heifer International’s mission is to work with communities to end world hunger and poverty. Heifer International has several different donations options for the holidays to choose from like “Give Where Needed Most” and “Joy to the World.” Heifer International also provides a free custom honor card with every donation. To learn more about Heifer International or to give a gift click here.
UNICEF Inspired Gifts is a program that gives you the opportunity to purchase actual lifesaving items that will be shipped directly from both the UNICEF warehouse in Copenhagen and one of UNICEF’s many suppliers to help children in one of over 150 countries or territories where UNICEF serves. You can choose to give a gift like Backpack Basics or Art-in-a-box, the site has several options to choose from! For more information or to give an UNICEF Inspired Gifts click here.
If the above charity options are not your cup of tea or you have a particular charity you want to donate to the Charity Navigator site is a great tool to help you find your charity. To search for your charity using Charity Navigator click here.
I hope this helps you all in your holiday gift search and Happy Holidays!